Penn officials consider boosting paving budget
Penn Township commissioners might increase their paving budget by 56 percent as they consider a budget revision that would provide almost $1.4 million to resurface as many as 13 roads.
Officials have discussed the possibility of adding $500,000 from the general fund to the $892,000 they originally budgeted for paving. Commissioners briefly considered borrowing $3 million for road work but shelved that idea when they determined they didn't have a definite plan for how to spend the money this year.
Township engineer Don Black is working on the specifications to solicit bids for paving portions of Cypress Court; Fourteenth Street; Autumn, Cherry, Long and Shady drives; and Boyd, Gombach, Gongaware, Holland, Saunders Station, Slack and Waugaman roads.
Commissioners said the price of the bids will determine which roads they choose to pave this year.
Black has told commissioners that he considers Waugaman to be a priority because its condition deteriorated noticeably during the winter. The section of the road between Harrison City-Export Road and Raymaley Road was paved last in 2002, and the remainder was completed in 2004, Black said.
Depending on the extent of the potential work on Waugaman, officials said, they might have to close it to through traffic.
But Commissioner Paul Wersing noted that a full excavation and reclamation of the road could be “a disaster” because of the construction on nearby Harrison City-Export Road.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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